Prevention of Depression in Childhood and Adolescence

Tamar Mendelson*, S. Darius Tandon

*Corresponding author for this work

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Prevention science has made great progress since the Institute of Medicine advocated the study of prevention of mental disorders in 1994. The literature suggests that depression prevention in children and adolescents is feasible and shows promising evidence for efficacy. The next phase is large-scale dissemination and implementation of evidence-based depression prevention interventions within systems that serve young people.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-218
Number of pages18
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016


  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Depressive disorder
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Intervention
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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